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skeletonkey
18-06-2011, 02:59 PM
Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot-Northamptonshire 2011




Weedon had been used as a depot by the Army since the early 1800ís in a variety of roles from gunpowder store with a direct link to the nearby grand union canal.
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It also had a role in the storage and distribution of clothing, ammunition, small arms and rifles.
At one stage it also at had a section used as a Military prison.
There was also a nearby Barracks which could house 500 troops and an area known as the pavilions
Which was used as the officerís quarters.
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Both of these have since been demolished and the land used for housing.
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps moved out in, 1965.
The surviving Depot Storehouses passed into private hands in the 1980s and
Is now being used for light industry and again for storage
. These buildings and the perimeter wall are Listed Grade II*

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When the Depot was vacated not everything was disposed in the most profesional of manners.
Huge pits were dug outside the walls and quickly filled and covered over.

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Everything from ammunition to barrel brushes,rod's,pull throughs,oil bottles and brushes litter the area disturbed by bottle collectors who have dug into these dumps leaving trenches five feet deep.
The walls of the trenches and the walk way consisting of ammo boxes of all shapes and sizes.
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EOD have been made aware of the site so they can deal with it accordingly.
Thanks for looking

SK / Neil



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dunglass
20-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Another good one from skeletonkey,amazing how something minor can be so interesting

Rebel
21-06-2011, 09:38 PM
This reminds me of dumps that asylums used to have where bottles are often found. Crazy leaving all that ammo behind like that.